ECoR zone heaps premier cargo in Indian Railways during lockdown | Bhubaneswar News


Regardless of lockdown and shutdown of industrial tasks, the zone has rich 42 MT from the first quarter that this ye…Read

BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone has loaded with the maximum cargo traffic amongst most of the zones at Indian Railways during lockdown at the nation. It transported 48.5 million tonnes (MT) of cargo 12,680 trains between March 22 and June 30.
Regardless of lockdown and shutdown of industrial actions, the zone has loaded 42 MT from the first quarter this season against last year 50 MT in first quarter.
Throughout lockdown and coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Railways Ministry has guaranteed steady supply of essential commodities around the nation. In vital commodities, Indian Railways carried food grains, vegetables and fruits, milk products, olive oil, salt and sugar, health equipments and medication, PPE Kits and other grocery items aside from fertilizer, oil products and coal.
Resources stated ECoR transported 27. 06 MT of coal at seven,100 trains against its authority between March 22 and June 30 which will be for 101 days. Out of the, 16. 14 MT of native coal from Talcher region in 4 ),157 trains and 10. 92 MT of coal from various vents under ECoR authority were hauled to several power homes and businesses throughout the nation.
ECoR has obtained it as a challenge and guaranteed continuous source towards different destinations. In this age, ECoR completed 0. 95 MT of food grains, especially corn into distinct countries like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar and Jharkhand by utilizing 333 trains.
This zone has hauled 1.2 MT of compost to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal in 470 trains. Oil products were hauled from ECoR authority towards different areas in 279 trains, iron ore in 1268 trains, steel and iron goods in 895 trains, cement in 41 trains. “Altogether 48.5 MT of cargo were packed in 12,680 trains involving March 22 and June 30,” explained ECoR official sources.
At the very first fiscal quarter of 2020-21, ECoR has loaded around 42 MT that is 82 percent of the final year at precisely the exact same period. “Due to lockdown, lots of the businesses were shut and need in market went down. But we managed to load this much of merchandise that’s a marginal fall from first quarter of last fiscal year,” said senior railroad officer.


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